With a video message from U.S. President Barack Obama and an address from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at Brookings and the Government of Qatar hosted the seventh annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar, on February 13-15, 2010. Each year, the forum brings together leaders from across the Muslim world for dialogue with key U.S. officials and policymakers.
Among this year’s speakers and participants were prominent Muslim leaders and Obama Administration and other U.S. officials, including Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; White House Senior Director for Global Engagement Pradeep Ramamurthy; U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke; and U.S. Senator John Kerry, chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
During the forum five plenary sessions took place on topics such as the Obama administration’s policies towards the Muslim world, the future of U.S.-Muslim world relations, and shared challenges to ensuring regional stability.
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During the forum four working groups were convened, each discussing a different issue in U.S. relations with the Muslim world. After the forum, the recommendations and analysis produced by each group were published in papers by the conveners.
New Media to Further Global Engagement
al-Husein N. Madhany, Participant, 2010 U.S.-Islamic World Forum
The Role of Religious Leaders and Religious Communities in Diplomacy
Stephen R. Grand, Director, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Durriya Badani, Deputy Director, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Transformative Partnerships in U.S.-Muslim World Relations: Empowering Networks for Community Development and Social Change
Peter Mandaville, Co-Director, George Mason University Center for Global Studies
Scientific, Intellectual, and Governance Cooperation on Emerging Environmental Challenges in the Muslim World
David Michel, Senior Associate, The Stimson Center
Amit Pandya, Senior Associate and Director of the Regional Voices Transnational Challenges Project, The Stimson Center
Corey Sobel, Research Associate, The Stimson Center
Watch President Barack Obama’s video address announcing Rashad Hussain as his special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation:
Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani of Qatar, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott
Saban Center Director Ken Pollack with Ashraf Ghani
Martin Indyk and U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
(Photos by Ralph Alswang)
The Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World and the Government of Qatar hosted the seventh annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum on February 13-15 in Doha, Qatar. This year’s forum included keynotes addresses by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, and U.S. Senator John Kerry, as well as a videotaped message from U.S. President Barack Obama.
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